Baby Names

200 Badass, Cool, & Charming One-Syllable Girl Names

Updated on 23 September 2022 • 6 minute read

 

Overview

Plenty of nicknames have one syllable. Yet you can also find many cool and charming one-syllable names that work great as first or middle names.

We prepared this list of one-syllable names, including cute, badass, trending, powerful, and unique choices for your baby girl.

 

What Are The Best Short Names For Girls?

  1. BrookeEnglish name; symbolizes a brook or small stream
  2. ClaireFrench girl name; means “enlightened, bright, or clear”
  3. Dawn – Old English name meaning “daybreak” or “the first appearance of light”
  4. Grace – Faith-based name; means “God’s grace
  5. Hope – Feeling of expectation for certain things to happen
  6. JadeBaby girl’s name after a green gemstone
  7. Jewel – Gemstone
  8. Joy – Latin and Old French name; means “happiness”
  9. Rose – Popular flower name
  10. Star – Luminous object in the sky

 

The Most Common & Popular One-Syllable Names For Girls

  1. Anne – Also spelled as “Ann;” Hebrew baby girl’s name meaning “God has favored me”
  2. Eve – Latin and Hebrew name; means “life”
  3. JaneGod is gracious
  4. Jill – Name with Latin origin; means “child of the gods
  5. Joyce – English name; means “lord”
  6. Kate – English name meaning “pure;” used as a nickname for Katherine but can also be a standalone first name
  7. Kris – English or Danish name; means “a Christian”
  8. May – Means “the fifth month” or a derivative of Maia, a Roman earth goddess
  9. Meg – Greek name; means “pearl
  10. Sue – A lily

 

Cute & Attractive One-Syllable Names For Girls

  1. Barb – Name with Greek origin; means “foreign”
  2. Fleur – Delicate name; means “flower” in French
  3. Luce – Italian for “light”
  4. Mai – Japanese name; means “dance”
  5. Mar – Spanish name; means “sea”
  6. Nan – Baby girl’s name with Latin and Greek origins; means “chaste”
  7. PearlPopular name for a jewel
  8. ReeseWelsh name; means “enthusiasm”
  9. Rouge – French name; means “red”
  10. Spring – Means “spring season” or “to burst forth”

 

Elegant One-Syllable Goddess & Princess Names

  1. Bast – Egyptian goddess of cats and the sun
  2. BelleDisney princess (Beauty and the Beast)
  3. Frigg – Norse goddess of the earth and Odin’s wife
  4. Gerd – Norse fertility goddess
  5. Grid – Norse frost giantess, the mother of one of Odin’s sons, Vidar
  6. Nike – Greek goddess of victory
  7. Nyx – Greek goddess of the night
  8. Pax – Roman goddess of peace
  9. Shri – Another name for Hindu goddess Lakshmi
  10. Siv – Old Norse golden-haired goddess associated with the Earth; the wife of Thor

 

Trending One-Syllable Celebrity Names For Girls

  1. Bette – Means “God is my oath;” name of American singer and actress Bette Middler
  2. Bo – Means to “live;” name of American model and actress Bo Derek
  3. Brie – Means “power;” name of American actress Brie Larson
  4. Cher – Name of Cher, an American singer, actress, and TV personality often referred to as the “Goddess of Pop”
  5. Elle – Name of supermodel Elle Macpherson
  6. Gwen – Name of Gwen Stefani, an American singer-songwriter and fashion designer
  7. Kat – Means “pure;” name of actress Kat Dennings
  8. Pink – Stage name of American singer Alecia Beth Moore
  9. Sade – Nickname and stage name of Helen Folasade Adu
  10. True – Means “adored warrior;” name of Khloe Kardashian’s baby girl

 

Unique One-Syllable Names For Girls

  1. Blanche – French baby girl’s name; means “white”
  2. Bliss – Single syllable name meaning “intense happiness”
  3. Lux – Light
  4. Maize – Spanish name for the yellow color
  5. Mor – Irish name meaning “great”
  6. Neve – Name with Irish and Latin origin; means “snow”
  7. Poe – Peacock
  8. Rille – Germanic name; means “grooves in the moon’s surface”
  9. Tor – Old Norse name meaning “thunder” or “turtle dove
  10. Wynne – Pure and fair

 

What Are The Rarest One-Syllable Names For Girls?

  1. Bex – Hebrew name; means “captivating”
  2. Blue – Color blue; name of the daughter of musicians Jay Z and Beyonce
  3. Britt – Scandinavian name meaning “exalted one”
  4. Bryne – Norwegian name meaning “meadow”
  5. Dae – Korean name meaning “greatest”
  6. Dream – Wish or aspiration
  7. Lil – English name; means “purity”
  8. Pip – Name with Greek origin; means “friend of horses”
  9. Viv – Lively
  10. Yaz – Turkish name; means “summer” or “bliss”

 

What Are Cool & Pretty One-Syllable Names For A Girl?

  1. Bryce – Gaelic name meaning “speedy” or “quick”
  2. Cho – Japanese girl’s name meaning “butterfly”
  3. Faye – Also spelled “Fay;” Old Norman French name meaning “faith” or “belief”
  4. Jaide – Spanish name meaning “stone of the flank”
  5. Laike – Latin name meaning “body of water”
  6. Luz – Spanish girl name for “light”
  7. Max – Latin origin; means “greatest”
  8. Nell – Also spelled as “Nelle;” means “shining light”
  9. Pam – Honey
  10. Shay – Hebrew and Irish origins; means “gift” or “stately”

 

One-Syllable Religious & Biblical Names For Girls

  1. Bess – English name; means “pledged to God
  2. Beth – Also a nickname for “Elizabeth;” means “God’s oath”
  3. Brielle – Hebrew name, short for “Gabrielle;” means “heroine of God
  4. Dor – English and Greek name meaning “gift from God
  5. Faith – Trust and devotion
  6. Jan – Hebrew name; means “Yahweh (God) is gracious”
  7. Jeanne – “God is gracious”
  8. Jez – Short form of biblical character “Jezebel”
  9. RuthHebrew name; means “friend” and “companion”
  10. Tal – Dew of God

 

Animal, Celestial, & Nature-Inspired One-Syllable Girl Names

  1. Beck – Small stream
  2. Brynn – Welsh name meaning “hill”
  3. Dove – Bird used to symbolize peace
  4. Fawn – Young deer
  5. Fern – Plant; Anglo-Saxon and Old English origin
  6. Lake – Body of water
  7. Lark – Bird
  8. SkyeScottish name; big, blue sky
  9. Vi – Latin name; short for the flower, violet
  10. Wren – Bird name with Old English origins

 

One-Syllable Badass, Powerful, & Warrior Names For Girls

  1. Bree – Noble or power
  2. Char – Germanic name, short for Charlotte; means “warrior”
  3. GreerScottish name meaning “alert and watchful”
  4. Jinx – Spell or charm
  5. Lex – Diminutive form of “Alexandra;” means “defender”
  6. Lu – Latinate female form of “Louis;” means “renowned warrior”
  7. Scout – Old French name meaning “to listen”
  8. Sheik – Arabic name meaning “chief;” used in modern times as gender-neutral name
  9. SloanIrish Gaelic baby girl’s name meaning “warrior;” also spelled as “Sloane
  10. Zee – Hebrew name meaning “wolf”

 

Vintage & Timeless One-Syllable Girl Names

  1. Blaine – Slender and angular
  2. BlaireGender-neutral name with Scottish and Gaelic origins; means “field” 
  3. Blythe – Old English name meaning “cheerful” or “merry”
  4. Deb – Diminutive form of the Hebrew name “Deborah”
  5. Gail – Name with Hebrew origin; means “a father’s joy”
  6. LeighEnglish name meaning “pasture” or “meadow” 
  7. Marge – Greek name meaning “pearl
  8. MaudeHebrew, German, and French origins; also spelled as “Maud” and means “mighty in battle”
  9. Sage – Wise
  10. Trish – Latin name meaning “noblewoman”

 

One-Syllable Country Girl Names

  1. Blake – Gender-neutral name meaning “black”
  2. Grey – English name; means the color gray
  3. Kayce – Alert and watchful
  4. Knox – Round-top hill
  5. Lee – Meadow
  6. Maine – French name; means “mainland”
  7. Raye – Name with Hebrew origin; means “female sheep”
  8. Shine – Brightness; can also be spelled as “Shyne”
  9. Vale – Lives in the valley
  10. Wynn – Welsh name meaning “fair and blessed”

 

One-Syllable Girl Names In Music, Movies, Games, Or Books 

  1. BlairAnime girl name; Blair Flannigan in Yu-Gi-Oh! disguised as a boy to enter Duel Academy
  2. Bloom – Character in Winx Club who goes to fairy college
  3. Jo – Character in Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women
  4. Pris – Means “ancient;” character in “Blade Runner
  5. Prynne – Character in “The Scarlet Letter
  6. Rain – Character in “Star Trek
  7. Shug – Means “heart;” character in “The Color Purple
  8. Six – Badass character in “Battlestar Galactica
  9. Song – Musical piece
  10. Storm – A powerful X-Men superhero

 

One-Syllable Nicknames Or Pet Names That Also Work As First Names

  1. Bee – Pet name for “Bea,” “Beatrice,” or “Beatrix”
  2. DotShort form of “Dorothy;” means “gift of God
  3. KayEnglish nickname for “Katherine;” means “pure”
  4. Liv – Scandinavian name meaning “life;” nickname for “Olivia” 
  5. Liz – Nickname for “Elizabeth
  6. Lou – Nickname for “Louisa,” “Louise,” or “Lucy”
  7. LynnWelsh name meaning: “lake;” Short form of “Linda”
  8. Mae – Derived from “May”
  9. RaeShort form of “Rachel”
  10. Tess – Short for “Therese,” “Theresa,” or “Teresa”

 

Dark Or Mysterious Girl Names With One Syllable

  1. Hex – Bad spell
  2. Lwa – Primary spirits of voodoo
  3. Melns – “Black” in Latvian
  4. Myst – Norse name meaning “cloud”
  5. Noir – French word meaning “black”
  6. Rogue – Villain
  7. Rue – Means “street” in French or “regret” in English
  8. Tume – “Dark” in Estonian
  9. Val – Latin name, short for “Valerie” or “Valentina;” means “strength” or “battle hero”
  10. Vox – Voice

 

One-Syllable Multicultural Baby Girl Names

  1. Bao – Chinese name meaning “precious treasure”
  2. Jai – Indian name meaning “victorious”
  3. KaiHawaiian name meaning “sea”
  4. Lei – Hawaiian name meaning “flowers”
  5. Mave – Irish baby name, also spelled “Maeve;” means “she who intoxicates”
  6. Minh – Vietnamese name meaning means “bright and clear”
  7. Noor – Arabic name meaning “light”
  8. Tai – Chinese name meaning “great extreme”
  9. Zen – Meditation
  10. Zo – African name meaning “spiritual leader”

 

Cute & Popular One-Syllable Middle Names For Girls

  1. Chance – French name; also means “chief”
  2. Charm – Lucky token
  3. June – Month name from the goddess Juno
  4. Love – Romantic feeling
  5. March – Month name
  6. Mel – Greek name meaning “dark” or “smooth” 
  7. Paige – Young helper
  8. Peg – Persian name meaning “child of light”
  9. Shane – Name with Hebrew origin; means “God is gracious”
  10. Snow – Frozen rain

 

What Are Some Cool Short Names For Girls & Boys?

Some boy names that also work for girls:

  1. Ash – From the ash tree
  2. Dale – Valley
  3. Drew – Greek origin; means “strong and manly”
  4. Jules – Gender-neutral name with French and Latin origin; means “youthful” 
  5. Kerr – Scottish name; means “living near wet ground”
  6. Kim – Noble or brave
  7. Kit – Pure
  8. Pat – Noble
  9. Quinn – Old Irish name meaning “smart chief”
  10. Reign – Sovereign

 

Charming One-Syllable Middle Names For Girls & Boys

  1. Dune – Mound of sand
  2. Gab – Variant variation of “Gabriel;” means “God is my strength”
  3. Jazz – Type of music
  4. Ki – Korean name meaning “arisen”
  5. Lyre – U-shaped stringed musical instrument
  6. Nik – Short form of “Nicole;” means “victory of the people”
  7. Oak – English name for a majestic tree
  8. Spence – English and French name; means “steward”
  9. Triste – Name with Latin origin; means “sorrowful”
  10. Verve – English and French name meaning “vigor”

 

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